How Can I Use Olive Oil To Combat Oily Skin?


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Rebecca Jordan answered
It may sound odd to combat greasy skin by putting more oil on it, but the logic is that the regular treatment of your skin with olive oil, will stop your body producing excess oil of it's own.
Use the following method to incorporate olive oil into your skin routine. Your skin will feel smooth and supple afterwards.
Always use Extra Virgin Olive Oil which should be available from your local supermarket or corner shop. Also, you should use a clean flannel each time you wash your face, try and have a rotation of 10 flannels.
Take 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and pour into your hands. Slowly massage the oil into your face. Take a clean flannel and dip it into hot water. Wring the flannel through and glide it over your face, removing the oil.
Splash your face with cold water.
When all the oil has been removed, take some tissues and blot your skin dry.
Repeat this method twice daily. You can add a small amount of sugar as a weekly exfoliant.
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BEN GREGO commented
WOW not to sound disrespectful, but you have described a treatment that seems really complicated.....oily skin? Just don't wash your face more than 2 times a day, and use products labeled "for sensitive skin'..this told to me by a dermatologist...the sugar exfoliant is an excellent idea, also you can use plain old baking soda to exfoliate..but sorry, I just can't see someone going thru all that!! And you'd have to keep the olive oil in the refrigerator, or else it would become rancid......
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Anonymous answered
This works.  Try it and see for yourself.  My oily skin was actually caused by DRY skin.  Since my skin was dry, it would over produce oil to make up for the dryness.  As soon as I put on a little olive oil, my skin stopped being so greasy.
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Anonymous answered
Um thats not complicated at all. You don't have to put olive oil in the fridge and it doesnt go rancid;) washing your face 2 times a day is good for you if you have oily skin. Check your facts;)

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